Laurent at Cafe Royal

My family and I were lucky enough to be one of the firsts to try the new brunch on offer at Laurent at Cafe Royal and what a treat.

Laurent is the grill restaurant and sushi bar by Chef Laurent Tourondel who is internationally renowned but best known in America where his restaurants in New York, Miami and Charlotte all share the same relaxed approach to casual fine dining that he has brought to London and for that, we are thankful!

We Londoners are a little obsessed with bottomless brunches and Laurent is way up there. I am not a fan of prosecco which is what the majority brunches include so when I find one offering champagne – it’s a yes from me.

You can choose from a Bloody Mary or Mimosa Brunch (£45) or a Veuve Clicquot Brunch (£65) which includes a choice from the extensive menu.  I went for Truffle Popovers Benedict which was outstanding and I keep eat with the best of them but I literally couldn’t finish it, it was huge.  Two others in my party went for the Avocado and Smoked Salmon which I am assured was delicious and the final choice, Pork Kimchi Fried Rice to which I had bloody food envy. It was gorgeous and something that I am obsessed with eating recently!!!

Live jazz with a three-piece band and some of the most attentive waitstaff ever made for a wonderful afternoon and I can’t wait to go back.

Whilst I was there for leisure, this is the perfect spot for a corporate meeting, whilst its location by Picadilly Circus is certainly a busy one when you are in the restaurant you feel a million miles away. It is the perfect spot and can be taken exclusively for private events.

Menu items from £17 – you don’t need to go bottomless.

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Batty Langleys

Last week we attended a breakfast and introduction to THE most stunning boutique hotel, Batty Langley’s.

Batty Langley’s is situated in Spitalfields, a short walk from both Moorgate and Liverpool street stations, and is named after Batty Langley whom published popular handbooks from 1696 – 1741 on English Garden Design.

Finished to impeccable  detail, every room feels like you have taken a step back to a Georgian aristocrats private bedroom. It feels so comfortable but beautiful.  In every room we were in awe of all the perfectly placed artwork and tapestry pieces.  Each of its 29 rooms have their own names because according to its owners “we name our rooms because we don’t believe in numbering our guests” and my favourite was the one with the toilet hidden behind a bookshelf where pushing the book, opened the door to a toilet that was literally a throne.

The hotel has a handful of private areas that can be used for meetings and private lunches and I would use one of its snugs for a small meeting or,as a space for a working lunch with a twist. Delegates from overseas would love this hotel.  I could also see it as a great place for a book reading or small group round-table.

You really need to see this hotel for yourself. The Hotel is currently running breakfast introductions to the hotel. You can register here. 

Batty Langley’s – 12 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BX.

 

 

 

 


our next #eventprofslive breakfast event

Who would have thought that two people who met on Twitter could become good friends and develop what is becoming one of London’s best #eventprofs networking groups! We sure do love the social media ha ha

Kate and I launched our group just give months ago and since then our evening networking events are going so well that we are now starting breakfast events too.

On Wednesday 25 November, a few of our members are heading over to Batty Langley’s in Spittlefields for breakfast and a tour of the city’s most exclusive boutique hotel.  The event is hosted by the fabulous Alexander Ryll of Hazlitt’s Hotels and the delicious Hotel Cocktail Blog and you can register you interest to attend here.  

Alexander says Batty Langley's

“Batty Langley’s in the past was home to silk merchants, petty thieves, tarts and vagabonds, and we have created Georgian elegance and witty charm”

I can’t wait to see it.  The address is in Folgate Street, Spitalfields, E1 6BX and you can register for you tickets here.  Kate and I hope to see you there and don’t forget to mention #eventprofslive when you register!


The Power of Twitter #eventprofs

Last night I met up with 7 lovely people who I have met mostly through social media and had the best time.  We met up in the fab Rumpus Room at the Mondrian Hotel.  The bar is amazing and you can read about it here.

Three of us had originally arranged for a catch up to talk about events, social media and everything in between. At about 9.00 am, a tweet like below was sent which resulted in 3 others asking to come along and then another and then another and so it continued!

 

From that one tweet, I was fortunate enough to make 3 new contacts, share a few event related tips and tricks and managed to book the private dining room at the Mondrian for an event in the process.

Social media is so powerful and I can’t wait to see how our group grows.  If your reading this and want to be involved either as an #eventprof or as a venue wanting to host us email me here!